Nigeria To File New Version Of Lawsuit Against Pfizer

Law360, New York (July 20, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Nigerian government has reportedly withdrawn its lawsuit against drug company Pfizer Inc., but only in order to file an updated version of the case, which accuses the pharmaceutical giant of carrying out illegal trials of an unapproved meningitis drug that killed or disabled children.

Reuters reported on Friday that Nigeria's lawyers had asked the court for leave to amend their complaint to explain why they had waited 11 years after the drug trials to file their suit, but the court had said no.

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